Weeknight Cooking

12 Trusty Sheet-Pan Dinners for When You Need a Helping Hand

Here to save your weeknights—and beyond!

October 29, 2018
Photo by Julia Gartland

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a hot water washer. Like, burn my hands (and the germs) hot. Which is why I love recipes that only need a sheet pan. No need to singe my fingers cleaning a dozen tasting spoons, saucepans, or blenders. I just throw it all on my trusty baking sheet and watch my whole meal roast at a toasty 400°F.

And I mean my whole meal: a main and sides to fill my plate. From crispy chicken thighs and chewy croutons to a buttery, flakey slab pot pie, my ideal sheet pan dinners leave me happy and satisfied. Here, I’ve pulled together 12 of our trustiest recipes that streamline meal prep.

And the best part? They won’t leave you with a sinkful of pots and pans to clean.

Sheet-Pan Mac and Cheese with Pumpkin and Brown Butter:

Share your favorite sheet pan dinners in the comments section below!

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A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).

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